Fiction Book Sales Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Publishers
Date Verified: 2.14.2014
Literary Fiction Statistics
Rank Title Author Copies Sold (Millions) Year
Sales for Don Quixote and The Harry Potter Series has been deem unreliable information and officially can be considered to have sold more than 10 million copies.
1 Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes   1605
2 A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens 200 1859
3 The Count of Monte Cristo Alexander Dumas 200 1814
4 The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien 150 1937
5 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone J. k. Rowling   1997
6 And Then There Were None Agatha Christie 100 1939
7 The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien 100 1937
8 The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe C. S. Lewis 85 1950
9 The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery 200 1943
10 The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown 80 2003
11 The Catcher in the Rye J. D. Salinger 65 1951
12 The Alchemist Paulo Coelho 65 1988
13 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J. k. Rowling   2005
14 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J. k. Rowling   1998
15 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J. k. Rowling   2000
16 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J. k. Rowling   2003
17 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. k. Rowling   1999
18 Heidi Johanna Spyri 50 1880
19 Ben-Hur Lew Wallace   1880
20 Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery 50 1908
21 Black Beauty Anna Seawell 50 1877
22 The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco 50 1980
23 The Curse of Capistrano Johnston McCulley   1919
24 Charlotte’s Web E. B. White 45 1952
25 The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter 45 1902
26 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J. K. Rowling   2007
27 Jonathan Livingston Seagull Richard Bach 40 1970
28 Angels and Demons Dan Brown 39 2000
29 War and Peace Leo Tolstoy 36 1869
30 The Adventures of Pinocchio Carlo Collodi 35 1881
31 Kane and Abel Jeffrey Archer 34 1979
32 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee 30 1960
33 Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann 30 1966
34 Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell 30 1936
35 The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough 30 1977
36 The Revolt of Mamie Stover William Bradford Huie 30 1951
37 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Stieg larsson 30 2005
38 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle 30 1969
39 The Wind and the Willows Kenneth Graham 25 1908
40 1984 George Orwell 25 1949
41 The Celestine Prophecy James Redfield 23 1993
42 The Godfather Mario Puzo 21 1969
43 Love Story Erich Segal 21 1970
44 Jaws Peter Benchley 20 1974
45 Love You Forever Robert Munsch 20 1986
46 The Women’s Room Marilyn French 20 1977
47 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak 19 1963
48 Fear of Flying Erica Jong 18 1973
49 Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown 16 1947
50 Shogun James clavell 15 1975
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